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Old 07-07-2009   #1
 
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Drowning on the numbers?

I just heard on the news of a drowning and 2 missing on the numbers. Anyone know about this?
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Just saw that too said it was a private trip?? whats up
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Not much yet, sounds like a rafting accident:

9NEWS.com | Colorado's Online News Leader | 1 drowned, 2 missing on Arkansas River

"SALIDA - At least one person has drowned and authorities are searching for two more after a rafting accident on the Arkansas River.


The accident happened on Tuesday afternoon on the stretch of the river between Leadville and Buena Vista, according to Colorado State Parks.

A total of four people were in the raft, part of a private group, when the accident happened.

Authorities have confirmed that one person is dead and are searching for two others near the launch area of a part of the river called the Numbers.

The fourth person was taken to a hospital in Salida.

The names of the victims were not immediately released."

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Word through the grapevine is a private trip flipped in Pine Creek and they recovered a body at #5. Hope they find the other two alive.
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9NEWS.com | Colorado's Online News Leader | 1 drowned, 2 missing on Arkansas River
Heres the story
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Victims and victim's families are in my prayers.
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Looks like two people passed in the Numbers today, two more made it ok.

The accident happened on Tuesday afternoon on the stretch of the river between Leadville and Buena Vista, according to Colorado State Parks.

A total of four people were in the raft, part of a private group, when the accident happened.

According to Mary Lee Bensman with The Chaffee County Times, the raft flipped over after noon just after putting at the start of an area of the river called The Numbers.

The Chaffee County Coroner says two men drowned in the accident and two others, a man and a woman, survived.

Authorities had to search for some of the rafters after the accident and the search centered around the launch point.

The names of the victims were not immediately released and there were no details on the conditions of the two survivors.

Bensman says the river is very high and The Numbers is a dangerous section to raft.

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why do you all keep reposting the same thing? wait until there is some new info...
my condolences to the family and friends of those involved...
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From what was witnessed on scene, it appears that the raft flipped in Pine Creek. One victim was pronounced at the Numbers Put-in and the second victim was recovered at the small take-out below the Mt. Harvard Estates bridge, transported and pronounced at the hospital.

It appeared to be a private trip.
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why do you all keep reposting the same thing? wait until there is some new info...
my condolences to the family and friends of those involved...
Sorry for the repost I thought this was new.
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